Navigation Business Overview

Listen. Respond. Deliver.

Superior Information and Visualization, Informed Decisions in the Operating Room

Surgical navigation and intra-operative imaging deliver real-time feedback on patient anatomy, instrument position, pathology status, and therapy placement for both procedure planning and intra-operative confirmation. These clinically proven technologies:

  • Improve decision support in the operating room
  • Enhance surgical performance
  • Enable minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Decrease risks and operative times
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Enable new patient care solutions and therapies

Our key technology platforms are:

Cranial Neurosurgery

Medtronic Navigation solutions help enable new less-invasive interventional approaches by providing procedure-specific, advanced technologies for Neuroscience service lines including neuro-oncology (tumour biopsy, tumour resection and control) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management.

Functional Neurosurgery

One key to achieving optimal outcomes with deep brain stimulation therapy is the ability to accurately identify and reach the precise target in the brain. Whether using a stereotactic frame-based or image-guided approach, Medtronic Navigation’s market leading pre-surgical planning and intra-operative navigation applications enable surgeons to achieve the precision required of this delicate procedure.


Our navigation systems integrated with Medtronic Spine and Biologics instruments enable surgeons to more efficiently treat patients with spinal disorders by taking advantage of the countless benefits of image-guided surgery, including:

  • Screw placement throughout the spine
  • Reduction of radiation exposure
  • Increasing operating room efficiencies resulting in possible reduced operating room time
  • Minimally invasive procedures with reduced recovery times

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

Our enhanced, feature-rich software offers highly accurate surgical assistance that enables a simplified workflow while continuing to support the full range of ENT navigation-guided procedures, such as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) for complicated acute and chronic sinusitis.


The joint replacement and orthopaedic trauma solutions from Medtronic Navigation enable surgeons to more accurately place implants and align patient anatomy. As a result, patients may ultimately experience shorter hospital stays, faster recovery and improved longevity of the implant.

Intra-Operative Imaging

Medtronic Navigation offers two intra-operative imaging solutions (a compact MRI and an X-ray system) that give surgeons immediate, dynamic decision support in the operating room. These unique products allow surgeons to track changes in patients’ anatomy during cranial tumour resection, spine and orthopaedic procedures in order to improve clinical outcomes and increase confidence before closing the incision.

Medtronic’s Navigation business is based in Louisville, Colorado in the USA, and has offices around the world.


Last updated: 22 Apr 2014

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United Kingdom